Red Currant Coconut Muffins with Orange Glaze


Red currants and shredded coconuts don’t belong in a muffin?!…of course they do! Its so yummy!  These muffins are perfect for breakfast or brunch, but who can resist them for afternoon, evening, and even midnight snacks? They’re just too good.

Click on our YouTube video 
to see how Karen Grete makes these delicious muffins.

Muffin Ingredients

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 8 tablespoons or 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of orange rind
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons of sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup of red currants (fresh or frozen)

Kitchen Utensils

  • electric mixer
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • muffin pan
  • muffin cups 
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoon

 Muffin Instructions 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs into the creamed mixture until blended
  5. Add flour mixture.  Mix some more.
  6. Add orange rind, coconut and orange juice.  Mix some more.
  7. Fold in gently the red currants with a wooden spoon.
  8. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. 
  9. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes  Place muffin cups on center rack of the preheated oven and bake until tops are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. 
  10. Allow to cool.

Next, we like to give add an orange glaze and add a coconut topping.  This added touch is a perfect way to serve the muffins to your guests. However, the glaze and coconut are optional.  The muffins right out of the oven is great to have with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee too.

Orange Glaze Instructions

  • 1 cup of confectionery sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon of orange juice

Glaze the muffins with orange glaze.

  1. In a small bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar and 2 to 3 tablespoons of orange juice. Mix until smooth, then refrigerate until thickened. Drizzle over cooled muffins.

  2. Sprinkle with coconut over the glaze.  Add one red currant in the center of the muffin.

Happy Spring lovelies!!! 🙂
Karen Grete & Heidi. 

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